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Posted on: April 25, 2015

Roadways will be closed up to 5 weeks to finish roundabout at Radio Drive/Military Road

Washington County has posted advanced notice for the upcoming road closure required to complete the roundabout construction at Radio Drive (County Road 13) and Military Road (County Road 20). The closures will begin Monday,... Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2015

Volunteer tree planting at Lake Elmo Park Reserve set for April 25

In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Washington County Parks will host a volunteer tree planting event at Lake Elmo Park Reserve on 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25.
This is a family-friendly event. Volunteers... Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2015

One County, One Book: “Silent Impact” April 25 at R.H. Stafford Library

Meet Joe Schmit, KSTP TV sports director and author of “Silent Impact: Stories of Influence Through Purpose, Persistence, & Passion" at a "One County, One Book" event 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the R.H... Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

County will have household hazardous waste, electronics collection in Hugo April 25

Washington County will conduct a household hazardous waste and electronics collection in Hugo April 25.
The event will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, at the Hugo Public Works Garage, 6900 137th St. N., Hugo... Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Guided morning bird hikes begin in Washington County parks, next hike April 25

Guided bird tour

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system will feature the next hike Saturday, April 25, at the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park..
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix... Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Learn@The Library: Garden and Container Garden Design April 25 at Park Grove

Excited to get your hands in the dirt but need a little inspiration when it comes to designing your garden or container garden? Learn@The Library: Garden and Container Garden Design will be Saturday, April 25, at Park Grove... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Ironman Bike Ride will be in Washington County April 26

The Ironman Bike Ride will be on Washington County roadways Sunday, April 26. The riders will gather at the Washington County Fairgrounds, and then use roadways and trails from Afton to Scandia for the ride. Motorists should be alert for the riders.

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Newport Transit Station grand opening, open house April 27

Newport Transit Station

Everyone is invited to celebrate the Newport Transit Station at a grand opening and open house celebration 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the station.
The station is at 2222 Maxwell Ave. in Newport, at the southwest... Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Wildwood Library announces writing workshop with local author Erin Hart starting April 27

The Wildwood branch of Washington County Library announces a writing workshop titled “History Makers: Writing from Memory.” Local author Erin Hart will present this six-part workshop from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. April 27 and 30,... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Potential improvements to East Metro trash processing discussed at open houses, next one April 27

The Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project will conduct five open houses in April about ideas under consideration to get more value from trash, while protecting the environment and taxpayers, and growing jobs.... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Informational open house on Point Douglas Regional Trail Development April 28

An Informational Open House on the Point Douglas Regional Trail development will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Washington County Cottage Grove Service Center.
Project team members will be on hand to provide... Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Open house to gather input on 70th Street in Cottage Grove April 29

Washington County invites community members to provide input on a study of County Highway 22, or 70th Street, in Cottage Grove 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Cottage Grove Service Center. This open house will... Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Guided fitness hikes underway in Washington County parks, next one May 7

Hike on! A rotating schedule of guided fitness hikes throughout the Washington County Parks trail system are underway at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve-Nordic Center, and continue through fall, next one May 7.
Participants may... Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Washington County receives Community Partner of the Year award from LifeSource

Washington County is the recipient of the 2014 Community Partner of the Year award from LifeSource, the non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest.
The county... Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Local food shelves continue to reap benefits from Fresh Green Buck$

This year marks the fifth anniversary for the Fresh Green Buck$ (FGB$) program, which provided three local food shelves with more funds to buy fruit and vegetables.
Supported by Living Healthy in Washington County, Fresh... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Twins, fire, police on deck for Washington County Whole Community Public Safety Expo May 2

See fire and police demonstrations, go to a mini boot camp with a Marine, and brush up on your hitting and fielding skills at the free Washington County Whole Community Public Safety Expo May 2.
The Washington County... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Learn to design rain garden at workshop May 14 at Maplewood Nature Center' register by May 1

Learn how to design and build a rain garden with Ramsey Conservation District, Watershed District and Maplewood Nature Center experts 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 14 at Maplewood Nature Center.
Tour the fun rainwater features at... Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Celebrate National County Government Month

April is National County Government Month. See a video from the National Association of Counties on "Why Counties Matter."

Watch 'Why Counties Matter'
Posted on: April 2, 2015

Controlled prairie burns planned in Washington County April 6 through May 22

Prairie burn at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Washington County Parks is planning to conduct controlled prairie burns in Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, and Pine Point Regional Park between April 6 and May 22.
The controlled burns will take... Read on...


County Attorney Press Releases

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Man Charged in Death of Oak Park Heights Resident

County Attorney Pete Orput announced that 2nd Degree Intentional Murder charges were filed late yesterday against Nathan Nigel Anthony Eldredge, 24, of Stillwater in the April 11th death of Nils Johnson, 39, of Oak Park... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 19-25

Washington County Attorney' Office Celebrates National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 19-25

County Attorney Pete Orput wants to remind citizens that every April, the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week... Read on...


Library

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Learn@the Library: Container Garden Design at Park Grove Library April 25

Join us from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at Park Grove Library in Cottage Grove for an enthusiastic presentation by Washington County Master Gardener Bonnie Frain. Excited to get your hands in the dirt but need a... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Washington County Library celebrates ‘One County, One Book’ program with Joe Schmit April 25

In celebration of Washington County Library’s “One County, One Book” program, award-winning broadcaster Joe Schmit will share stories and discuss his book, “Silent Impact: Stories of Influence Through Purpose, Persistence,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Wildwood Library presents writing workshop with local author Erin Hart starting April 27

The Wildwood branch of Washington County Library will host a writing workshop titled “History Makers: Writing from Memory.” Local author Erin Hart will present this six-part workshop from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. April 27 and 30,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Microsoft Word Basics Part 2 class at Hardwood Creek Library April 28

Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake for Part 2 of the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn how to create and modify tables, copy information from other programs into Word... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Essential Computer Basics for Building Job Skills Part 2 at Wildwood Library April 29

Join us from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 29, at Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi for Part 2 of this skill-building computer class. This class is for current Windows users who want to develop a better understanding of... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Minnesota's Gangster Past program at Oakdale Library April 29

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at Oakdale Library to learn about Minnesota's Gangster Past. Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America’s most infamous gangsters as they turned... Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Crafting Party at Park Grove Library May 2

Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo with fun crafts. Drop in any time during this free event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Park Grove Library. All ages are welcome and supplies will be provided.

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Protect Your Privacy class at Hardwood Creek Library May 2

You need to use the internet and online profiles all the time, but how can you ensure that your internet browsing, purchases, email, and other online activity is safe and secure? Feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out... Read on...

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